scripture

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noun scrip·ture \ˈskrip(t)-shər\

Definition of scripture

  1. 1a (1) capitalized :  the books of the Bible —often used in plural (2) often capitalized :  a passage from the Bibleb :  a body of writings considered sacred or authoritative

  2. 2 :  something written <the primitive man's awe for any scripture — George Santayana>

Examples of scripture in a sentence

  1. someone who frequently quotes Scripture

Origin and Etymology of scripture

Middle English, from Late Latin scriptura, from Latin, act or product of writing, from scriptus


First Known Use: 14th century


SCRIPTURE Defined for English Language Learners

scripture

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noun scrip·ture \ˈskrip(t)-shər\

Definition of scripture for English Language Learners

  • Scripture : the books of either the Old Testament or the New Testament or of both : the Bible

  • scriptures : the sacred writings of a religion


SCRIPTURE Defined for Kids

scripture

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noun scrip·ture \ˈskrip-chər\

Definition of scripture for Students

  1. 1 cap :  bible 1

  2. 2 :  writings sacred to a religious group



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